Currituck County, Va. Beach hit with flooding; shelter opened

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PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) — The rain simply won’t go away. 

The National Weather Service on Tuesday issued flood warnings in Currituck County and Virginia Beach and a flash flood watch was issued for much of the region as rain continued to fall.

Virginia Beach police said on Twitter officers responded to a serious crash at Diamond Springs Road and Shore Drive. City officials said “road closed” signs would be placed at multiple points due to flooding: 

  • West Neck Road and Jarvis Road
  • West Neck Road and West Landing Road
  • Pungo Ferry Road — both sides of the Blackwater Bridge
  • Muddy Creek Road

Sandbridge Bridge Road was later added to the list of closures. Police said traffic was being routed through Dam Neck.

The city opened a shelter at Landstown High School Tuesday afternoon to help residents impacted by the flooding.

The Town of Nags Head noted a closure on the northbound outside lane of S. Croatan Highway from Windjammer Road north to Bark Street due to ponding.

In Kitty Hawk, the town has received permission from the  NC Department of Environmental Quality (NCDEQ) to pump flooded roadways. As of 5 p.m., pumping had begun around Starfish Lane and Hallett St. Officials ask motorists to be extremely cautious when driving around these areas on Highway 12. 

These roads are also reportedly flooded in northeast North Carolina. 

Pasquotank

  • Meadstown Rd/Nixonton Rd
  • Griffin Swamp/Salem Church
  • Weeksville Rd/ Sawmill Rd
  • Creek Rd
  • Forrest Park Rd/ Thunder Rd
  • Dances Bay/Simonds Creek Rd
  • 1400 Block Nixonton Rd

Camden

  • 200 Block Ivy Neck Rd
  • Texas Rd
  • Lambs Road/Sawyers Creek
  • 400 Block Wickham Rd

Elizabeth City

  • Riverside Ave
  • Rivershore/River Rd
  • Southern/Dawson
  • Flora
  • B St at Herrington
  • Shepard/Water
  • Forrest Skipper/Lobell
  • 800 Block N Road St
  • Main St/Pritchard
  • Ward St
  • Broad St
  • Park/Southern
  • Elizabeth/Chapel

Video: Reports of flooding across the region

On and off showers since the weekend have caused traffic and flooding issues region-wide.

Rainfall is expected to continue throughout the day Tuesday — and could be heavy at times. Another 1 to 2 inches of rain could be possible in some areas, according to Meteorologist Jeremy Wheeler.

Gallery: Persistent rain causes flooding across the region

Along the Outer Banks, officials in the Town of Duck said on Facebook there was lots of water on the roads Tuesday morning due to overnight rainfall. A video included in the post showed a few cars passing through a roadway covered in water.

Officials cautioned drivers to avoid driving through puddles.

Elsewhere, motorists saw major delays on the Peninsula during a rainy commute. Multiple crashes on Interstate 64 in Hampton backed up traffic heading in both directions near the Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel.

Viewer Tammy Long in Pungo noted the flood waters appeared ripe for snakes, as she captured a photo of one slithering through her soaked backyard. She said snakes were “loving it.”

Bridget McNabb in Sandbridge shared a video of drivers going through flooded roads.

Over a 48-hour period leading up to Tuesday, cities across Hampton Roads got between 1 and 2 inches of rain. The rainy pattern isn’t expected to break up until Thursday.

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